The “enhanced driver’s licence” that lets Ontarians cross the U.S. border without a passport could be on its way out. The provincial government is proposing to eliminate the licence, which was introduced in 2009 when the U.S. government required passports or other secure I.D. for anyone entering the country by land or sea. The province says there hasn’t been the anticipated demand for the licence. Only about 60,000 out of Ontario’s more than 10-million drivers have one. The government says the program brings in about $182,000 dollars of revenue each year and eliminating it will save the province about 100-thousand dollars in administration costs.
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Contains files from The Canadian Press
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